Actually, there have been studies of its use for chronic pain:
I'm praying it works for me. My psychiatrist is one of them on that "chronic pain team" and she convinced my PM to pull me off everything (and I do mean everything-- even Lyrica & Imitrex) and to refuse to even give me meds for the withdrawals. So I'm out of my mind in pain, and barely able to keep even 4-5 crackers down on a given day. I've lost 10 lbs in the past 6 days & no one seems to give a care. My PCP thinks this is a completely terrible plan, and that I should be allowed to resume the PM regiment that I was on for the past 10 years, but she doesn't prescribe C-II's so I'm out of luck in that front.
I was given a choice of ECT or reimplanting the SCS that gave me infections for 8 straight years before it was finally explanted after nearly taking my life. Much as I hate to say it... frying my brain sounds better than another deadly infection.
Look into Kratom, no one should have to be forced into withdrawal or pain for that matter. I got reasonable priced from EZ Kratom and service is great. Happy Hippo is another good one but a little more costly. Green Maeng Da in 7-8g doses as needed (4-6 hours) got me off of Oxycontin with little side effect and I can take as needed for pain. Just don't drink more than a mug of coffee with Kratom as the plant is in the coffee family and may cause tremors with too much coffee.
Another big plus is you will think more clearly and have a bit more energy than with opiods. I am thrilled that I learned of this.
Post Edited (ChickenArise) : 12/4/2016 7:52:15 AM (GMT-7)